I get the feeling we are being watched!
Trip Start Mar 18, 2009
134Trip End Jan 12, 2010
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In the right light it can be an eerie experience. Over a hundred faces smiling at you from all directions, that must have been some sight, especially in its pinnacle years when the surrounding people would have no doubt feared and loved this symbolic complex. Oh and it gets even better when you climb the stairs to the top tier. A small terrace is completely surrounded by floating heads. I'll let the pictures do the talking. By the way, some of the photos are in sepia because we were unfortunately not blessed with the best light that day.
We had three more days in Siem Reap before we would move onto Battambang. Our first was spent relaxing in our room and resting our weary legs and bottoms. The second we went souvenir shopping in the old market in town. Again discovering how bad we are at haggling. I have developed a silent technique, which means I stand with a blank look and not reply to the merchants offers, forcing them to reduce their price to hold my interest. It does work a little :). For dinner that evening we went to La Residence D'Angkor for a posh dinner and apsara show, toasting to Emma's brother Daniel's recent engagement to Johanna.
Our final day in Siem Reap was spent in the Borei Hotel and Spa, roughly 2 minutes cycle away from the Golden Mango Inn. For $10 each we go to use their large swimming pool and dine in some poolside luxury. Unfortunately the day was marred with a slight upset stomach on my part. Put it this way, I have never cycled so fast back to the hotel before.
Where I stayed